The European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media" held a final conference on December 15, in Bishkek on the topic "Social partnership between the authorities, civil society and the media." During press conference which was organized for the media the results of the two-year activity on all components of the project were summed up.
The guests were presented with a theatrical performance "forum-theater", video and photographic material, as well as an interactive program, within a quiz was held on the platform https://kahoot.com/.
The European Union project «Open Communities - Open Media» held a conference on “10 years of Public councils as one of the effective institutes of civic participation”. The event took place on 18 November 2021 from 14:00 to 18:00 at the Hyatt Regency Bishkek Hotel.
The conference was moderated by representatives of the Coordination Board of Public councils of state bodies of the Kyrgyz Republic, Tolonbek Abdyrov and Aida Kurbanova and attended by members of state and small public councils, representatives of government agencies, civil society organizations, international organizations, and media representatives.
The European Union project «Open Communities - Open Media» held the event for the winners of the "Open Kyrgyzstan 2021" contest for journalists. The awarding ceremony dedicated to the Day of Information and Press of Kyrgyzstan.
The event took place on 05 November 2021 in the Sheraton Hotel in Bishkek as part of the Annual Partner Media Conference. There were 113 participants.
The European Union project «Open Communities - Open Media» held the event «Results indicators of mini-grant component of the project».
The event took on 28 October 2021 in Bishkek.
Number of participants: 30, out of which 18 applicants for the mini-grants, 9 media representatives and 3 partners.
European Union funded “Open Communities - Open Media” Project implemented by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute e.V. in partnership with Public Foundation “Resource Center for Elderly” (RCE/Kyrgyzstan), ProNGO!e.V. (Germany) and “Public Organization Generation XXI” (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) in 2021 conducted two practical workshops "MASTERSHOP FOR REGIONAL MEDIA JOURNALISTS" for media specialists in Naryn, Issyk-Kul oblasts of Kyrgyzstan.
Following the results of the mini-grants competition announced in February 2021, the European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media" supported eight project initiatives from seven regions of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The mini-grant component of the project is aimed at strengthening intersectoral dialogue that promotes the free exchange of ideas, opinions and information, and allows members of society to form their own opinions on issues of public interest.
The main goal of the competition is to encourage local activists to promote and protect human rights, especially freedom of speech and expression.
The Open Communities - Open Media Project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute e.V. in partnership with the Public Fund "Resource Center for the elder people" (RCE / Kyrgyzstan), ProNGO! e.V. (Germany) and the Public Organization "Generation XXI" (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) in 2021 continues to conduct a series of trainings and seminars for representatives of small public councils and the media of the Kyrgyz Republic. The training program was developed jointly by experts in the field of human rights, journalism and PR.
Coaches: Yulia Votslava, Erkin Isakulov, Marat Tokoev, Tagzhana Aidaralieva, Akylbek Tashbulatov
Languages: Russian and Kyrgyz
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The trainings were held in the city of Bishkek on February 25-26, 2021.
Open dialogue platforms
The European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media" during the #COVID19 pandemic and emergencies held a series of online programs and livestream webinars on current topics in the community with the participation of the Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic and representatives of various ministries, psychologists and experienced journalists of the Kyrgyz Republic for the target groups of the project, for beneficiaries, as well as for active users of social networks and the general population. Video broadcasts are available on our YouTube page
With the aim of promoting freedoms and protecting human rights through the formation and maintenance of a free information space, freedom of speech and expression, a Media Forum was held in Kyrgyzstan within the framework of the European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media".
The purpose of the media forum is to build interaction between forum participants for the joint strengthening of an independent information space, freedom of speech and expression in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Venue: Conference hall "Imperial Congress Hall", "Dostuk" hotel, Bishkek city
Participants: representatives of government agencies, international organizations, public councils, civic activists, journalists, bloggers, experts.
The project "Open Communities - Open Media", funded by the European Union and implemented by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute e.V. in partnership with The Public Foundation “The Resource Center for Elderly” (RCE/Kyrgyzstan), ProNGO!e.V. (Germany) and Public Organization Generation XXI (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), conducts a series of training sessions and seminars for representatives of Small Public Councils and the mass media of the Kyrgyz Republic.
- On July 01, 2020, in Karakol city, a training was held for members of the Small Public Councils of the Issyk-Kul region on the topic: "Digital literacy in the context of an information pandemic". This training is the first of a series of trainings planned in all regions of the republic within the framework of the European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media". The trainers shared with the participants with the digital tools for working with information and the specifics of working in social networks and instant messengers.
Within the framework of the European Union project "Open Communities - Open Media", work is underway with 21 Small Public Councils (MOS) throughout the country.
- What is the Small Public Council (SPC)?
Small public councils are an organizational, territorially designated structure, created on a voluntary basis, including public activists (quarterly, members of aksakal courts, etc), representatives of law enforcement agencies, whose main activity is to provide comprehensive social and legal assistance to the population (especially to the vulnerable groups of population) of a certain territory.
- Why are the SPC created?
Small public councils were created in order to coordinate and interact with the local community, media and local self-government bodies in order to achieve agreed decisions on the most important issues for the population (vulnerable groups) of social, economic, socio-cultural development.